[vcf-midatlantic] OT: How to store old ICs?

corey cohen coreyvcf at gmail.com
Sat Feb 24 15:27:54 EST 2018

Antistatic foam deteriorates and turns to goo over time, also most 3d printer plastic is not antistatic.  

Get antistatic chip tubes.  They will be marked “anti-static”.  Be careful IC sockets are typically shipped in tubes that are not antistatic and so they won’t be marked that way.   So get the right tubes.  

corey cohen
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> On Feb 24, 2018, at 2:03 PM, John Heritage via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> Hi folks,
> A "noob" question --
> I have some old ICs -- custom chips, RAM, etc.. that I'd like to properly
> store.
> Is storing these in antistatic foam and in a (3D printed) plastic drawer of
> some kind OK?     should i be buying/using IC Chip tubes instead?
> What's the best way to get reasonably priced supplies for safely storing
> vintage chips?
> Thanks!
> John

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